Literature and the Encounter with God in Post Reformation England

(1571–1630).71 Fludd took the doctrines and aims of the Rosicrucians seriously, and he attempted ... 72 J.B. Craven, Dr. Robert Fludd (Robert de Fluctibus), ...

Literature and the Encounter with God in Post Reformation England

Each of the figures examined in this study”John Dee, John Donne, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Jane Lead”is concerned with the ways in which God can be approached or experienced. Michael Martin analyzes the ways in which the encounter with God is figured among these early modern writers who inhabit the shared cultural space of poets and preachers, mystics and scientists. The three main themes that inform this study are Cura animarum, the care of souls, and the diminished role of spiritual direction in post-Reformation religious life; the rise of scientific rationality; and the struggle against the disappearance of the Holy. Arising from the methods and commitments of phenomenology, the primary mode of inquiry of this study resides in contemplation, not in a religious sense, but in the realm of perception, attendance, and acceptance. Martin portrays figures such as Dee, Digby, and Thomas Vaughan not as the eccentrics they are often depicted to have been, but rather as participating in a religious mainstream that had been radically altered by the disappearance of any kind of mandatory or regular spiritual direction, a problem which was further complicated and exacerbated by the rise of science. Thus this study contributes to a reconfiguration of our notion of what ’religious orthodoxy’ really meant during the period, and calls into question our own assumptions about what is (or was) ’orthodox’ and ’heterodox.’

The Western Esoteric Traditions

Dr. Robert Fludd (Robertus de Fluctibus): The English Rosicrucian (Kirkwall, Orkney: William Pearce, 1902). Donald R. Dickson, The Tessera of Antilia: ...

The Western Esoteric Traditions

Western esotericism has now emerged as an academic study in its own right, combining spirituality with an empirical observation of the natural world while also relating the humanity to the universe through a harmonious celestial order. This introduction to the Western esoteric traditions offers a concise overview of their historical development. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke explores these traditions, from their roots in Hermeticism, Neo-Platonism, and Gnosticism in the early Christian era up to their reverberations in today's scientific paradigms. While the study of Western esotericism is usually confined to the history of ideas, Goodrick-Clarke examines the phenomenon much more broadly. He demonstrates that, far from being a strictly intellectual movement, the spread of esotericism owes a great deal to geopolitics and globalization. In Hellenistic culture, for example, the empire of Alexander the Great, which stretched across Egypt and Western Asia to provinces in India, facilitated a mixing of Eastern and Western cultures. As the Greeks absorbed ideas from Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, and Persia, they gave rise to the first esoteric movements. From the late sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, post-Reformation spirituality found expression in theosophy, Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry. Similarly, in the modern era, dissatisfaction with the hegemony of science in Western culture and a lack of faith in traditional Christianity led thinkers like Madame Blavatsky to look East for spiritual inspiration. Goodrick-Clarke further examines Modern esoteric thought in the light of new scientific and medical paradigms along with the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung. This book traces the complete history of these movements and is the definitive account of Western esotericism.

The Rosicrucians

227 Chymical Cabinet ; Artephius , Arnoldus de Villa Nova , Raimondus Lullius , Trevisan , Nicholas Flamel , Zachareus ... In 1616 , the famous English Rosicrucian , Robertus de Fluctibus ( Robert Fludd ) , published his defence of the ...

The Rosicrucians

"Jennings believed that the doctrines of the Rosicrucians were derived from ancient phallic worship, and to a lesser extent fire and serpent worship. In this book, Jennings constructs elaborate and constantly shifting sets of correspondences. He tries to interrelate huge sets of symbols and objects in his search for the elusive Rosicrucians."--Sacred-texts.com.

Imagination and Fantasy in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time

55 Robert Fludd (writing as R. de Fluctibus), Tractatus Apologeticus Integritatem Societas de Rosea Crucis defendens (Leiden: Gottfried Basson, 1617).

Imagination and Fantasy in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time

The notions of other peoples, cultures, and natural conditions have always been determined by the epistemology of imagination and fantasy, providing much freedom and creativity, and yet have also created much fear, anxiety, and horror. In this regard, the pre-modern world demonstrates striking parallels with our own insofar as the projections of alterity might be different by degrees, but they are fundamentally the same by content. Dreams, illusions, projections, concepts, hopes, utopias/dystopias, desires, and emotional attachments are as specific and impactful as the physical environment. This volume thus sheds important light on the various lenses used by people in the Middle Ages and the early modern age as to how they came to terms with their perceptions, images, and notions. Previous scholarship focused heavily on the history of mentality and history of emotions, whereas here the history of pre-modern imagination, and fantasy assumes center position. Imaginary things are taken seriously because medieval and early modern writers and artists clearly reveal their great significance in their works and their daily lives. This approach facilitates a new deep-structure analysis of pre-modern culture.

The Army Lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers containing the names of the officers in the royal and parliamentary armies of 1642 Edited by E P

Sussex , jy his wife Katherine , daughter of Sir Thomas Fludd of Milgate , co . Kent , fister to Dr. Robert Fludd , ulias de Fluctibus the Mystic . Abfurd ilories were current during the war , representing Sir Thomas as a cannibal ...

The Army Lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers  containing the names of the officers in the royal and parliamentary armies of 1642  Edited by E  P


The Army Lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers

Sussex , by his wife Katherine , daughter of Sir Thomas Fludd of Milgate , co . Kent , fister to Dr. Robert Fludd , alias de Fluctibus the Mystic . Absurd stories were current during the war , representing Sir Thomas as a cannibal ...

The Army Lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers


A General History of the Science and Practice of Music

... of knowing to what extravagant lengths the human imagination may be led , may consult the writings of our countryman Dr. Robert Fludd , or de Fluctibus ...

   A    General History of the Science and Practice of Music


Ars Quatuor Coronatorum

ROBERT FLUDD , ( ROBERTUS DE FLUCTIBUS . ) The English Rosicrucian , Life and Writings , by J. B. Craven , Rector of St. Olaf's Episcopal Church , Kirkwall . Kirkwall , MDCCCCII . 8vo , Frontispiece , pp . xvi . - 260 .

Ars Quatuor Coronatorum


Doctor Robert Fludd Robertus de Fluctibus the English Rosicrucian

His nephew , Sir Richard Napier , was one of the first members of the Royal Society . " Napier corresponded frequently with Forman . The latter " used much tautology , as you may see if you'll read a great book of Dr Robert Flood [ in ...

Doctor Robert Fludd  Robertus de Fluctibus   the English Rosicrucian


The Magical Mason

Dr Robert Fludd , also known as ' Robertus de Fluctibus ' , who was born at Milgate House , Bearstead , in 1574 , and died in 1637 , was the son of Sir Thomas Fludd , Treasurer of War to Queen Elizabeth ; he practised medicine in the ...

The Magical Mason


The Rosicrucians

CHAPTER THE FIFTEENTH ROBERT FLOOD ( ROBERTUS DE FLUCTIBUS ) , THE ENGLISH ROSICRUCIAN It is a reflection on the knowledge of the compilers of all books ...

The Rosicrucians

1870 One of the rarer books on this organization out of print for years. This volume gives much history of the early Rosicrucians (Agrippa, Robert Fludd, Jacob Boehm, Henry More, Lully, John Reuchlin, etc.) Contents: Critics of the Rosicrucians Critic.

The Rosicrucians Their Rites and Mysteries

ROBERT FLOOD ( ROBERTUS DE FLUCTIBUS ) , The ENGLISH ROSICRUCIAN . T is a reflection on the knowledge of the compilers of all books treating of the history and topography of Kent , that perhaps the most remarkable man born in it ...

The Rosicrucians  Their Rites and Mysteries


Print Quarterly

Predominant among Kiefer's sources is the writing of the ' English Rosicrucian ' , Robert Fludd . ... For a more detailed survey of Fludd's ideas see especially J. B. Craven , Dr Robert Fludd ( Robertus de Fluctibus ) : The English ...

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The Rosicrucians Their Rites and Mysteries with Chapters on the Ancient Fire and Serpent worshippers and Explanations of the Mystic Symbols Represented in the Monuments and Talismans of the Primeval Philosophers

ROBERT FLOOD ( ROBERTUS DE FLUCTIBUS ) , THE ENGLISH ROSICRUCIAN . T is a reflection on the knowledge of the compilers of all books treating of the history and topography of Kent , that perhaps the most remarkable man born in it ...

The Rosicrucians  Their Rites and Mysteries with Chapters on the Ancient Fire  and Serpent worshippers  and Explanations of the Mystic Symbols Represented in the Monuments and Talismans of the Primeval Philosophers


General history of the science and practice of music With vol of portraits

... or is desirous of knowing to what extravagant lengths the ları imagination may be led , may consult the writings of our countryΚαθάπερ δε εν χορώ κορυφαία καταρξαντες , συνεπηχεί Dr. Robert Fludd , or de Fluctibus , a physician ...

General history of the science and practice of music   With  vol  of portraits


The North American Review

Odium has been , from time to time , justly attached to medical men for the grossest empiricism , as in the case of Paracelsus , and of the celebrated Dr. Robert Fludd ( or Robertus a Fluctibus , as he preferred to style himself ) ...

The North American Review